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RV Prince Madog PD32/04

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD32/04
Cruise period2004-08-11 — 2004-08-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesA) To service an ADCP and a SmartBuoy at 53 32 N 3 21.8 W.
B) To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.
Chief scientistM John Howarth (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD32/04 cruise report pd32_04.pdf — access key 'C' (0.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay; eastern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD32/04 cruise track — pd32_04trk.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway thermosalinograph
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate (H24), phosphate (H22), silicate (H26), near bed & near surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 36
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 36
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway transmissometer
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 36
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway fluorimeter
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 36
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: Vertical net hauls for zooplankton
Meteorology 
Incident radiationQuantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway surface irradiance and PAR measurement
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Met station (wind, atmospheric pressure, air temperature, humidity)
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 33" W — SeaTech 25 cm transmissometer on a bottom frame. Recovery and deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 39" W — Buoy mounted turbidity. Recovery and deployment.
Optics (eg underwater light levels)53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 39" W — Buoy mounted subsurface irradiance sensors. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 33" W — 600 kHz ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 min averages 35 x 1m bins from 2.65 mab. Turn round.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 33" W — Bottom pressure recorder. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 33" W — Temperature and conductivity on bottom frame. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 39" W — Buoy mounted temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
Chemical oceanography 
Nitrate53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 39" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrite53° 2' 3" N  3° 21' 39" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Silicate53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 39" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 39" W — Buoy mounted fluorometer. Recovery and deployment.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Sea level
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time
Sea level
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16228722004-08-11 12:40  — 2004-09-08 11:30 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622872
49  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16724992004-08-11 13:20 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672499
16725062004-08-11 19:02 53° 51' 47" N  3° 21' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672506
16725182004-08-11 19:38 53° 47' 9" N  3° 21' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672518
16725312004-08-11 20:16 53° 42' 7" N  3° 22' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672531
16725432004-08-11 20:58 53° 37' 11" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672543
16725552004-08-11 21:40 53° 32' 3" N  3° 22' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672555
16725672004-08-11 22:20 53° 27' 3" N  3° 22' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672567
13139702004-08-11 13:20 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313970
13139822004-08-11 19:02 53° 51' 47" N  3° 21' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313982
13139942004-08-11 19:38 53° 47' 9" N  3° 21' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313994
13140082004-08-11 20:16 53° 42' 7" N  3° 22' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314008
13140212004-08-11 20:58 53° 37' 11" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314021
13140332004-08-11 21:40 53° 32' 3" N  3° 22' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314033
13140452004-08-11 22:20 53° 27' 3" N  3° 22' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314045
13135762004-08-11 13:20 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313576
13135882004-08-11 15:35 53° 27' 2" N  3° 13' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313588
13136072004-08-11 16:16 53° 31' 52" N  3° 15' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313607
13136192004-08-11 16:58 53° 36' 56" N  3° 13' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313619
13136202004-08-11 17:35 53° 41' 58" N  3° 13' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313620
13136322004-08-11 18:11 53° 46' 59" N  3° 13' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313632
13136442004-08-11 19:02 53° 51' 47" N  3° 21' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313644
13136562004-08-11 19:38 53° 47' 9" N  3° 21' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313656
13136682004-08-11 20:16 53° 42' 7" N  3° 22' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313668
13136812004-08-11 20:58 53° 37' 11" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313681
13136932004-08-11 21:40 53° 32' 3" N  3° 22' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313693
13137002004-08-11 22:20 53° 27' 3" N  3° 22' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313700
13137122004-08-11 22:54 53° 27' 6" N  3° 30' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313712
13137242004-08-11 23:33 53° 31' 55" N  3° 30' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313724
13137362004-08-12 00:14 53° 36' 56" N  3° 30' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313736
13137482004-08-12 00:55 53° 42' 2" N  3° 30' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313748
13137612004-08-12 01:34 53° 46' 49" N  3° 30' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313761
13137732004-08-12 02:12 53° 47' 3" N  3° 38' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313773
13137852004-08-12 02:54 53° 42' 3" N  3° 38' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313785
13137972004-08-12 03:37 53° 37' 17" N  3° 38' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313797
13138042004-08-12 04:25 53° 32' 1" N  3° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313804
13138162004-08-12 05:06 53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313816
13138282004-08-12 05:42 53° 22' 47" N  3° 38' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313828
13138412004-08-12 06:23 53° 23' 15" N  3° 47' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313841
13138532004-08-12 06:55 53° 27' 2" N  3° 47' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313853
13138652004-08-12 07:33 53° 32' 3" N  3° 47' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313865
13138772004-08-12 08:12 53° 37' 27" N  3° 47' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313877
13138892004-08-12 08:48 53° 42' 18" N  3° 47' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313889
13138902004-08-12 09:22 53° 47' 1" N  3° 47' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313890
13139082004-08-12 09:57 53° 47' 4" N  3° 55' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313908
13139212004-08-12 10:37 53° 42' 24" N  3° 55' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313921
13139332004-08-12 11:18 53° 37' 32" N  3° 55' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313933
13139452004-08-12 12:09 53° 32' 3" N  3° 55' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313945
13139572004-08-12 12:47 53° 27' 7" N  3° 55' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313957
13139692004-08-12 13:27 53° 22' 10" N  3° 55' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1313969
1  Fluorometers
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11943612004-08-11 13:00  — 2004-09-08 12:30 53° 32' 6" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194361
2  In-situ nutrient analyser
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11943852004-08-11 16:00  — 2004-09-08 12:00 53° 32' 6" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194385
11944162004-08-12 00:00  — 2004-09-07 00:00 53° 32' 6" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194416
3  Moored CTD
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11943482004-08-11 13:00  — 2004-09-08 12:30 53° 32' 6" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194348
6642322004-08-11 12:40:01  — 2004-09-08 11:20 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 664232
6642202004-08-11 12:50  — 2004-09-08 12:40:01 53° 32' 6" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 664220
1  Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11943732004-08-11 13:00  — 2004-09-08 12:30 53° 32' 6" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194373
2  Paddle wheel current meter
Sea level
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Sea level
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6643482004-08-11 12:45  — 2004-09-08 11:25 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 664348
6642192004-08-11 12:55  — 2004-09-08 12:45 53° 32' 6" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 664219
2  radiometers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11943972004-08-11 13:00  — 2004-09-08 12:30 53° 32' 6" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194397
11944042004-08-11 13:00  — 2004-09-08 12:30 53° 32' 6" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194404
Discrete samples 
36  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Raw light meter output
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column